NHS Services & Clinics

Our NHS Services & Clinics

Below is a list of the NHS clinics and services available at Steyning Medical Practice and / or Upper Beeding Surgery.

Please note that this practice has a policy of not writing letters of support for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) applications and does not support Benefit Agency Appeals. Where the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has need for further information, they will write to the Practice requesting such information, which we will then supply.

Service / Clinic Details

Action for Deafness holds clinics 3 times a week for over 65s with hearing difficulties. Please obtain a referral from your GP.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are undertaken each weekday morning. These appointments are pre-bookable.

Steyning Medical Practice: Monday to Friday before 12.30 pm.
Upper Beeding: Currently closed

 Carer Clinic

Taryn Morris is a member of the Carers Health Team from Sussex Community Trust. She is available to meet with Carers for a one to one consultation,  to offer advice, support and information.  She is also able to do a basic health and wellbeing check. 

The clinics run once a month on a Tuesday and each appointment offered is for up to one hour.   If you would like to take the opportunity of seeing Taryn, please telephone the Practice to make an appointment. 

- Visit the website of Carer's Support West Sussex

Support for carers in west sussex

C-Card Scheme

What is the C-Card Scheme?
If you are aged 13-21, you can join the C-Card scheme to get free condoms, confidential advice and a Chlamydia testing kit from venues across West Sussex. If you are over 21, free condoms are available from all of our clinics, including Steyning Medical Practice.

How do I join the scheme?
Please make an appointment with Katie Wills, nurse at Steyning Medical Practice. Once you’re registered, we’ll give you a C-Card and condoms.

Child Immunisation Clinic

Carried out each Tuesday afternoon at Steyning Medical Practice on an appointment only basis. Immunisations are offered against a number of potentially dangerous illnesses - measles, mumps, German masles, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and tuberculosis.

- See recommended Immunisation schedule

Clinical Waste / Sharps Bin Collection

The Medical Centre does not accept clinical waste or sharps from patients' own home use. However, the District Council provide a free weekly collection service for bandages, incontinence pads, needles / sharps and stoma bags. For further information, please visit Medisort. You will be required to fill out the following form.

To set up a clinical waste collection, please contact Medisort (Tel: 01903 719646 / Email: ask@medisort.co.uk)


A counsellor is based at the Medical Practice for patients undergoing emotional or mental difficulties. She can be seen via referral from your GP. You can also self-refer to Time to Talk.

COVID-19 Recovery

If you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

Diabetes Clinic

Our diabetic nurse, Christine Syred, has specialist training in treating diabetes. Her clinics are held at Steyning Medical Practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment. Please ring 01903 843400 to book.


A Dietician is available at the Medical Practice once a month to advise on healthy eating. Please ask your GP for a referral.

District Nurses

Enquiries about nursing advice and care should be made direct to the district nurse team on 01903 258970 between 9.00am and 4.30pm.

Domestic Violence Victim Support Line

West Sussex – 0330 222 8181

Brighton and Hove / East Sussex – 0300 323 9985

Family Planning/HRT/Smears

We have a family planning nurse, Katie Wills, who specialises in dealing with womens' health issues. She is available for family planning advice and can also carry out cervical smears and breast examinations. Clinics are held on Thursdays and Fridays. Please call 01903 843400 to book an appointment.

Cervical smears are advised every 3-5 years depending on age.

If you are under 25, you can order a chlamydia self-test kit from: www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk

GP Improved Access Hubs

GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening up to 8pm during the week and during clinics on a Saturday and Sunday for people across Coastal West Sussex.

These appointments may be at Steyning Medical Practice or they may be at a neighbouring GP practice locally.

The teams see new illnesses when you urgently need to see a health professional, and offer planned appointments such as family planning and smear tests that can be hard to arrange whilst at work or when you are caring for family or a loved one.

The teams will have access to your medical records with your consent, and any care they provide will be added to your notes so your GP practice can continue any ongoing care.

You book into the GP access hubs by calling our appointment line in the usual way (01903 843400). You may also be offered an appointment at one of the hubs at the weekend if you call NHS 111.

Health Visitors

Health visitors attend the practice for well baby clinics, developmental reviews and the Early Parenting Programme.

Wellbeing baby  clinic (Steyning) is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 09:30-1045am

Wellbeing baby clinic (Upper Beeding Memorial Hall) 2nd Thursday of the month 9:15-10am

To contact the health visiting team please call 01273 696011 ext. 4524


Midwives from Worthing Hospital hold two clinics a week. A clinic is held at Steyning Medical Practice on Wednesdays. Please call the 01903 843400 to book an appointment.

To self-refer your pregnancy, please visit: https://pregnancybooking.wsht.nhs.uk

Minor Surgery

Your GP can carry out a number of small 'surgical' procedures for you such as removal of warts and skin tags. Liquid nitrogen is available on a Monday and Friday afternoon.


The NHS podiatry service at Steyning Medical Practice provides a comprehensive range of foot health services to the general population based on medical need, the level of risk associated with the foot problem or associated medical conditions. Assessment and treatment are provided for eligible patients including those at high risk or with diabetes.

This service can be accessed through a referral from your GP or via the self-referral system (application forms available at the Health Centre reception). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Podiatry will be able to email you a self referral form, if requested.

Please phone the podiatry service directly on 01273 266006 between 9.15-12.00 and 14.00-16.00, Monday to Friday.


Physiotherapy is available at the Medical Practice for a range of injuries and mobility problems by referral from your GP. You can also self-refer to the physiotherapy team.

Social Prescriber

Social Prescribing helps you to explore extra services that may support you to improve your health, wellbeing and independence. Our Social Prescriber is Alex Nevatt.

Together you will be able to:

  1. Explore what is important for your life and wellbeing
  2. Identify the local activities and services you can benefit from
  3. Gain support and encouragement to start using services that can help you.

 For further information, please call us on 01903 843400. 

Social Workers

Patients have access to social workers. Should you need to see one, you can arrange an appointment to be held at either of our surgeries or in your own home.

The social workers can be contacted on 01243 642555.

Speech Therapy

A speech therapist is available at Steyning Medical Practice once a week. Please contact your doctor or health visitor for a referral if you feel you or your children could benefit from this service.

Stop Smoking Clinic

Free help is available if you want to quit from qualified NHS stop smoking advisors.

Please call 01903 843400 for more details.

Travel Clinics


Holiday/travel vaccinations are available at our travel clinic held on Thursday afternoons between 3.00pm and 6.00pm. The nurses who staff these can also give you advice on which vaccines you need. Ensure you have an appointment booked at least 2 months before your date of travel to ensure vaccines have time enough to work. Unfortunately a charge has to be made for some of these travel vaccinations.

Please download a travel vaccination form which should be returned to reception prior booking your appointment.

Treatment Room Nurses

The treatment room is staffed by experienced nurses who provide back-up for the practice in terms of venepuncture (taking blood samples), test procedures, administering injections and general advice.

Well Baby Clinic

The 'well baby clinic' is every Tuesday at Steyning Medical Practice from 9.30am -10.45am. These clinics are run by members of the health visiting team and no appointment is required.


Flu vaccinations are available for 'at risk' patients between Septemberand December. Please ring the Health Centre to find out flu clinic times and dates. Find out more about the importance of flu vaccination

Tetanus vaccination is very important and we recommend a booster injection every 10 years.